Sinai desert tours- General Info: Tours, prices, hotels
’It is here, I reflected, that the soul of a proud or despairing man finds the ultimate happiness.’
Report to Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis
Tours to Sinai & Cairo from Eilat, jeeps, camels & hiking. Mt.
Long tours in the Sinai desert by jeep, camels & hiking. The Sinai High R
Sand storm: Sinai jeep tours
Did you know that like Sinai, you can easily visit Egypt and the Pyramids, Jerusalem or Petra from your Eilat or Sinai base? The ’Pyramids of Giza and highlights of Cairo’ is our most popular 1 & 2 day Egypt tour out of Eilat. Other favorites include the 4x4 jeep tours in the scenic Eilat Mts.
Tours to Petra and Jordan from the Sinai
The Sinai Desert has a diverse geographical structure. The Red granite mountains of the High Range have a relatively high rainfall, therefore the Bedouin ’Jabbelia Tribe’ who live there are non-nomadic. Utilizing the year-round water supply for their orchards that are found throughout the picturesque valleys and canyons, they grow fruit, nuts and herbs from which they earn their livelihood. The highest of these mountains is Mt Catherine 2700 meters above sea level, nearby is the 6th Century Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The views from these mountains span the whole of the peninsula and often beyond, over the surrounding sea and onto Saudi Arabia in the East and North Africa in the West. The Sandstone Area of Sinai has little rainfall and its delicately eroded Sandstone Mountains and soft sand dunes that are home to the nomadic Tarabin and Mezeina Tribes, these are mainly shepherds who herd their sheep and goats according to food and water sources. The area is rich in sandstone canyons and wadis. Also found here are lush green oasis flowing with spring water, the occasional Bedouin garden, ancient archeological sites and beautiful scenic views.
The Eastern Shore of Sinai is where the desert descends into the waters of the Red Sea. This vast and often deserted stretch of coast remains, in unpopulated areas, completely unspoiled. The calm sea is world renowned for its marine life, including spectacularly colorful coral reefs that are host to over 1,000 types of fish. Scuba divers come from all over the world to Sinai, just for the diving. Since many of these reefs begin at, or just below, the surface it is also possible to enjoy them and their wealth of colorful fish just swimming.
The Sinai has more recently become known as the Red Sea Riviera and it’s popular resorts from Sharm El Sheikh to Taba attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Short tours and excursions from Sharm and Taba to Jerusalem, Israel and Petra, Jordan are becoming increasingly popular.
The High Range of Sinai desert
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